Sunday, June 9, 2019

Physical Therapy by Christine Bush


Have you ever been to Physical Therapy or been a supporter for someone needing those services?

I’m a fan. I really believe in  Physical Therapy!

Years ago, I did a stint of PT after receiving bilateral knee replacements, and the knowledge, skill, and inspiration of the folks I worked with were nothing short of amazing. I got my life back.
Lately, I’ve begun another stint, this time to get stronger and “conditioned” for arthritic hips that will sooner or later be replaced.  More lifesaving help.







Besides the obvious physical benefits, I’ve learned a lot at PT.

The therapists and assistants are dedicated professionals who must possess a mix of compassion and understanding, right along with a slight “drill sergeant” capacity to keep clients moving through pain and fatigue.  This is an amazing combination.

The clients are varied and full of perseverance and motivation, and watching their determination to progress often inspires my own actions and attitudes. 


I’ve shared the room with young athletes healing from sports injuries, seniors rehabbing after a stroke, vets adapting to traumatic losses, oldsters like myself getting joint replacements, accident victims restoring their balance and flexibility and strength. 




There are all different levels of challenge, and sharing with my PT friends has been both heartwarming and humbling. It's wonderful to see the sun begin to shine again!



 There is a kind of bonding that goes on when people are striving like this. It’s based, I think, a lot on hope. We cheer each other on . I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to improve myself in this way, and lucky to be able to observe others on their path as well.

 
So it’s no surprise that these feelings have to come out in a book!  My newest novella, “HANNAH’S HEART” has a strong physical therapy theme.  Hannah is a Physical Therapist in a small town, where she does both home visits, and clinic sessions at the local hospital. I really applaud the “Hannah’s” of the world, and I hope you love her story.

Plus... Hannah’s into animal rescue, so I promise you there are a lot of puppies as well!

Have you had any PT experiences? I’d love to hear what you think!

 



Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 13 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!

Christine's  brand new sweet romance novella is here!  Check out “Hannah’s Heart”, available in print and ebook. It’s the heartwarming story of Hannah and Grady, and I promise, there are LOTS of pets involved! 


 

 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Great post, Christine! I have taken a friend to several PT appointments, and have been similarly amazed at the skill and wide knowledge base these folks have. Also, a friend who lives on the other side of the country is a retired PT. She read my book, Emily's Dreams, and helped me accurately depict the post-auto accident recovery of the heroine.

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    1. I'll have to check out "Emily's Dreams"! Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Nice post! I have been to PT for my back and my husband has been for his knee. Both experiences were good for us. After my dad has surgery, he had a PT tech come to his house to help him build up his strength. PT techs are great!

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    1. I love hearing good pt experiences! Regaining health is inspiring!

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  3. Christine,
    My husband has had physical therapy and it really seemed to help. Thanks for a great post, and best wishes on your new release.

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    1. Thanks! This story was a lot of fun to write!

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  4. I did physical therapy for both of my knee replacements this past year.

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    1. Congrats! That is life changing! New knees are great!

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  5. I've had PT twice for different body parts. Both times took care of the problem. I'm so thankful for the help they gave me as walking had become very painful. Now I can walk pain free!
    I love dogs and puppies. :)

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    1. So glad PT worked! And yes, puppies (and dogs!) are great!

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  6. Christine, I'm also a big believer in physical therapy. I hadn't had much experience with it until a couple of years ago when I injured my hip while playing tennis. I was amazed the injury that left me unable to walk off the court on my own could be healed through physical therapy.

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  7. Wow! So glad it was successful! Thanks for posting!

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